Its unique facilities, scenic beauty and proximity to the filming capital of the world, make Mount Wilson Observatory an attractive location for filming of all types, from television commercials, to educational programs, to feature motion pictures. Inquires from location managers are welcome and should be directed to the Observatory’s Executive Director Tom Meneghini. A printable PDF file of the basic guidelines for filming at the Observatory can be found here.
The Observatory is located in the San Gabriel National Monument, and anyone filming on our grounds must first obtain a permit from the U.S. Forest Service. Information regarding that process can be found here.